The campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress, in Ekiti state yesterday caved into a seeming embarrassment from one of the party men.
At the event, the minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, goofed as he urged electorates to vote for the incumbent governor, Ayodele Fayose who is from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
But for the remedial correction of his party men, who informed him that the APC candidate is Fayemi not Fayose, Ngige persistently urged the people of Ekiti to vote for Fayose, adding that he is a the best for them.
He said, “If you marry 2 wives, you go know which one wey better. Fayose is the better Wife, E de cook, E de give husband better food … bring back Fayose on Saturday”.
The ministers supposed slip of tongue had generated lots of controversy in the political space across the country; with analysts saying that such mistake can mar the efforts of the APC in attempt to wrestle power from the ruling PDP in Ekiti.
Obviously, Nigige’s mistake consternated President Muhammadu Buhari and the rest of APC supporters, who wondered why he repeatedly told the people to vote for Fayose before he was corrected that APC’s candidate is Fayemi and not Fayose.